OL2011 Report: IV By Kate Whatmore
By this time, we really were in the final leg of our trip. The kids were amazing- we had done so much walking and the expectations on them were high, but they rose to the challenge with real character. If you walk through Horse Guards then you come out into St. James’s Park. Just along the lawn there is a spot where you can stand right next to the wall of the back garden of Number 10 Downing street. If you get THAT close then the man with the gun gets a bit fidgety, but we got really close and it was here that we brought our days activity to a close. One of the girls had felt stirred up to do some kind of prophetic dancing in the park. What was in her mind to do was to ‘Rejoice’. In the Hebrew the word rejoice means to jump and twirl- an act of celebration. It was a great way to be thankful for what God had done and so we all stood there, next to the Prime Minister’s garden and rejoiced in the Lord! As we went on to pray prayers of thanks and blessing, three girls broke off and began to sing the worship song ‘rain down’. As they had started to sing and dance it began to rain, at first a little (it had been bright sunshine all day) and then the Heavens Opened and huge fat drops of water poured out of the skies! We all said goodbye to the other groups as we gathered up our things, laughing in wonder at the sudden change of weather! Coats were donned and backpacks scooped up, but by the time we were under cover, less than 2 minutes later, we were soaked to the skin! It felt very much like another picture in the natural of God’s actions in the supernatural. He poured himself out on London that day! As we left, the Horsham group stayed huddled under a tree in St. James’s. From this vantage point they were able to photograph the double rainbow that filled the sky about Westminster, and made the BBC National News! A sign and reminder that God keeps His promises. The covenantal seal of a Good Daddy. And so ended our first trip as Children Changing Nations. An incredible beginning and even more exciting for those who know that the best is yet to come!